New Walk Museum and Art Gallery (in partnership with The City Gallery)
An exhibition where play is as important as the ideas it may stimulate.
Corey Arcangel, Angela Bulloch, Marcel Duchamp, Hassan Hajjaj, Chris Marker, Takashi Murata, Bob and Roberta Smith, Annika Strom, Mungo Thomson, Erwin Wurm.
At an art gallery we usually have to follow a series of rules. Donít touch the work, donít run, donít shout, donít play. Donít, in short, have fun. We thought it would be good to try something else Ė this exhibition shows contemporary artists that treat the gallery like a fairground rather than a church.
The exhibition features Hassan Hajjajís Le Salon, a Moroccan influenced cafe, American artist Mungo Thomsonís production of a large inflatable as an artwork. Angela Bullochís light installations that respond to the audience chanting football songs and Erwin Wurmís prints giving instructions on how to turn yourself into a sculpture for one minute.
So welcome to Play Ground, where we can touch the art (at least most of it), where we can shout and sing and where you should have fun. In this exhibition the play is as important as the ideas it may stimulate.
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